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6 start-ups that are reinventing the delivery

Has no time, in 5-star service or in fourth speed, these young shoots are eager to rethink the delivery for e-commerce. 1. Colibou, the driver of night accor

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6 start-ups that are reinventing the delivery

Has no time, in 5-star service or in fourth speed, these young shoots are eager to rethink the delivery for e-commerce.

1. Colibou, the driver of night

according To The Post, in 14% of cases, the factor breaks his nose on the door of the recipient when it comes to deliver the parcel. The reason for this? The schedule of tours, usually in the morning, does not always have to be present at his home. While waiting for the test of second tour (between 17h and 20h30, including Lyon) is quite conclusive to be generalized, the crafty of Colibou have found a parade simple: recognize in its logistics center on the Internet orders of its customers, and remit on appointment between 20 hours and midnight, for 3,99 euros. Already available on Paris, the Hauts-de-Seine, paris and Vincennes, the service aims to expand to major cities in the coming months.

2. Cubyn, the specialist of the first mile

Expensive, polluting, complex... The last kilometre, the one who brings the package up to the door of the customer, concerned that just as all players in e-commerce. On the first kilometer, on the other hand, there is less competition. This is one of the reasons that Cubyn won the first competition of start-up organized in 2015 by France Digitale. His idea: to take charge of A to Z, the shipment of packages of small e-retailers. Concretely, for 1 euro per shipment, Cubyn retrieves the product, provides, takes care of the packaging and deliver it to the carrier selected. For the moment, focused on Paris and its suburbs, the start-up, which has raised 1.1 million euros in may is now the great european capitals.

3. Urb-it, the concierge who shoppe for you

Other trend-lighthouse of e-commerce: to make the delivery of a service in its own right. The young shoot Swedish urb-it, after Stockholm, attempts to import the concept in Paris, Neuilly-sur-Sein and Boulogne-Billancourt (france) from may 2016. The client concierge service can purchase through a network of partner shops (7 for now), and deliver within the hour, or the schedule of its choice, or... in the trunk of his car for those who drive a Volvo (the service exists already in Sweden and will soon be deployed in France), by a small army of students... Cost of service: 14 euros.

4. Stuart: algorithms and bikes

As the number of startups attacking the delivery, Stuart is based on a mobile application.


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a Sign of the promises of this young company, launched in 2015, Stuart has already raised 22 million euros, to investors such as The Post office, Jacques-Antoine Granjon ( or Olivier Mathiot (PriceMinister). Thanks to a skilful blend of crowdshipping (its drivers are independent bike) and algorithms, the company is one of the few able to deliver in less than an hour in the large cities, providing directly in the rays of the merchants who use its services. This is the case for example of Cdiscount, which appealed to Stuart for his express delivery service in Paris. In London, Barcelona and Paris since its creation, the young shoot in Berlin, Madrid and Brussels in his line of sight.

5. Dropy, the site of which concentrates in the stocks of the merchants

Too much inventory, and it is cash that trinque. Not enough, and sales are fainting. The proper management of traffic is a thorny issue for e-retailers, especially when they do not have the financial muscle of giant companies like Amazon and others. To work around the pitfalls, the Montpellier of Dropy have developed an original solution: to encourage these merchants to share their inventory in the cloud, to be able to sell what others have in stock. A good way to broaden its offering at low cost, the start-up does paying with a commission on sales made through its system.

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6. Glovo, express not only for meals

The recent setbacks of Take Eat Easy or Tok Tok Tok, in part, recovery by Allo Resto shows to what extent the services of quick delivery addressed to individuals is a difficult market... Glovo will he be better? Possible: landed in Paris during the summer, the start-up has a solid experience in Spain and in Italy, where it has attracted 200 000 users. Above all, it occupies a niche that is slightly different: the delivery of meals is just one of the many services of its fleet of couriers independent: Mcdonalds, Starbucks or KFC are part of the first partners of the start-up, but the client can also request to be her shopping at the supermarket, pharmacy...

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